Manufacturing Week, Internship Placements and Pathway Partnerships
Manufacturing Week, Internship Placements and Pathway Partnerships
Rutherford Works
Where passion meets opportunity

Manufacturing Week

More baby boomers are leaving the workforce than graduates are joining it.
When Jason Veal, a mechatronics instructor at Siegel High School, heard that, he told himself, “It’s kind of a perfect storm we’re walking into right now.”
Siegel was one of six schools – Rockvale Middle, Blackman Middle, Oakland Middle, Christiana Middle and Smyrna High being the others – that took part in Manufacturing Week tours organized by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and the Rutherford Works program.
Nissan hosted four tours and Bridgestone had a pair, while Calsonic Kansei and Schwan Cosmetics USA each had one.

2018 Rutherford Works High School Internship Program Placements

The Rutherford Works High School Internship Program partners with employers who offer students productive and meaningful work assignments with a learning component ideally related to their area of interest.

Employers who host an intern will:
  • Host students from May 31 through June 30, 2018.
  • Host the students 16 hours per week Monday through Thursday (schedule to be decided by student and employer)

  • Designate an individual (mentor) to supervise the intern and serve as employer point of contact
  • Provide a safe work environment and related training if needed
  • Evaluate the intern’s performance and provide feedback to Internship Coordinator
Apply by December 1st to host a 2018 High School Summer Intern
Contact Trisha Murphy: 615-278-2325 or


Are You a Career Pathway Partner?

Rutherford Works is gearing up for the Career Pathway Fairs that will take place around the county starting in November.

The middle school career pathway fair was designed to help students make a more informed choice on which Career & Technical Education Pathway they plan to study during high school.

Will you represent your field and join us as an industry speaker at the 2018 Career Pathway Fairs? Sign up as a Career Pathway Partner today!

Upcoming Events 

Rutherford Works Tech Community Meeting

October 18, 2017 | 8:00 AM

Rutherford Works Construction Council Meeting 

October 19, 2017 | 8:00 AM

Reconnect Meeting

October 23, 2017 | 2:00 AM

Rutherford County Senior Care Conference 

October 26 , 2017 | 4:00 PM 

Rutherford Works Supply Chain Council Meeting 

November 1, 2017 | 8:00 AM
Rutherford Works is the umbrella for the collaborative work of the offices of Economic Development and Workforce Development out of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. Rutherford Works oversees programs and services that help businesses start, grow, stay in, and get recruited to Rutherford County.
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